R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
The subway footage during the opening titles was filmed along the express tracks of the IND Fulton St. line in Brooklyn.
It's still on and we're goin'. Cyrus sent an emissary this afternoon to make sure. Now, Cyrus don't want anybody packed and he don't want anybody flexing any muscle. So, I gave him my word that the Warriors would uphold the truce.
Cleon: Now everybody says ...
After The Warriors meet and then leave Mercy in the Bronx, she walks the streets looking for them. She passes a black street sign with white lettering (the signs that tell you what street you are on), indicating she is really in Brooklyn (where the scene was filmed), not the Bronx. In the '70s, the street signs were color coded: Brooklyn's was black with white letters/numbers, and the Bronx's was blue with white letters/numbers. (Manhattan's was yellow with black lettering and those are in many shots.)
In the original version, the end credits are followed by 3 minutes of black screen as the Joe Walsh song "In the City" plays.
On UK VHS releases for copyright reasons the song "Nowhere To Run", played by the female DJ, was replaced by "I Am A Warrior".
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